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What type of doctor should I see for an abscess in my groin area. It comes a head, oozes some pus-like smelly liquid then gets hard & painful again.

What type of doctor should I see for an abscess in my groin area. It comes a head, oozes some pus-like smelly liquid then gets hard & painful again.

Internist or Surgeon: I would see if it resolves after treating with antibiotics prescribed by an internist or infectious disease specialist. You need to take antibiotics that cover staph. Aureus both methicillin sensitive and resistant strains as well as covering strep. Pyogenes. I would also soak it with hot salt water. If it doesn't resolve you will need incision and drainage by a surgeon. ...Read more

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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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I was diegnosed with herpes type 2 nine years ago. Since then I beleive my groin and breath smell. Not nice kind of smelly bad bacteria. My gp says it's all in my head. But after swabs in groin I always get fungil infection their. Point 2. I've had bells

Separate problems: Neither HSV2 nor genital herpes can cause altered breath or groin odor, and herpes rarely causes recurrent inflammation or irritation in the groin. These are entirely separate problems. Your question is cut off at "bells", but maybe you mean Bell's palsy? That problem can be related to HSV1, but rarely if ever to HSV2. Discuss w/ your doctor, or get truly expert care at your nearby NHS GUM clinic. ...Read more

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I'm having urinary infection pus cell 15 to 20. How bad is this?

Systemic symptoms?: The # of white cells in the urine does'mt tell severity. The most important thing is whether or not the infection has passed from a urethritis (end of the urinary tract), a cystitis (bladder infection), a pyelonephritis (kidney infection) especially if the organisms spill into the blood, or abscess. Fever, back pain, low bp, fast pulse, ability to eat/drink are much more important factors. ...Read more

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If I take my piercing out of my cartlidge wouldn't it close up the infection? While I was cleaning it tonight, white pus came out. What should I do?

If I take my piercing out of my cartlidge wouldn't it close up the infection? While I was cleaning it tonight, white pus came out. What should I do?

Pus means: Infection. It will likely not improve as long as you have piercing. If infection sets in a cartilage, it is very difficult to treat. Remove the piercing. Go to a doctor for possible antibiotics. Avoid piercing cartilage, and stick to skin only. ...Read more

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In my urine examination I hv PUS cells 20-25 hpf and EP cells 3-5 hpf...can u tell me its normal or not and hv infection wht type of infection it has?

In my urine examination I hv PUS cells 20-25 hpf and EP cells 3-5 hpf...can u tell me its normal or not and hv infection wht type of infection it has?

Not Sure: A urine in a female is difficult to evaluate because of contamination of it by skin and vaginal conditions. You have some epithelial cells which means some contamination but you have significant pus (WBC) cells which indicate infection either from bladder, skin or vagina. With urinary infection you often have urgency, frequency and burning. With vaginal you may have discharge, odor, burn or itch. ...Read more

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Hi there, I'm having lumps on my groin area and my armpits which produces pus and swell up and causes pain after a few days if I irritate them. What do you think it could be? This has been going on from when I was 16. I am 21 now. Thank you

Hi there, I'm having lumps on my groin area and my armpits which produces pus and swell up and causes pain after a few days if I irritate them. What do you think it could be? This has been going on from when I was 16. I am 21 now. Thank you

Hidradenitis: What you describe is most suggestive of Hidradenitis suppurutiva which is a condition of recurrent skin infections usually from a bacteria called staph aureus. Treatment often consists of aggressive daily hygeine with antibacterial scrubs and potentially a nasal or oral antibiotic as well to reduce recurrence rates. A family doc, internist or dermatologist can diagnose and treat this condition. ...Read more

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Since pus helps fight infection should I not pop the pus pocket?

Spread: Ypu can drive the infection deeper and worsen the issues. Warm compresses can help healing. ...Read more

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I am 47 years old woman. In my urine report there are pus cells 2-3/hdf and Epithellial cells 8-10/hdf. What does it mean? I am having UT infection?

I am 47 years old woman. In my urine report there are pus cells 2-3/hdf and Epithellial cells 8-10/hdf. What does it mean? I am having UT infection?

Not necessarily: Do you have symptoms of burning, pain during urination? Do you have frequency of urination, bladder pressure? If the answer in no, then most likely, you do not have UTI. Why was the urine exam done? ...Read more

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I've been having recurring abscess' for months on my groin. This time after one popped it left behind a deep bloody hole with pus still. What do I do?

Med evaluation: This may be a serious problems and warrants prompt medical assessment. I would contact your primary care provider and schedule an evaluation appointment. ...Read more

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Large hard lump near groin and there is pus coming out. Should I be worried?

See your doctor: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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I am suffered by seriouse mosquito bite caused infection it is painful and pus filled?

I am suffered by seriouse mosquito bite caused infection it is painful and pus filled?

I & D: The primary treatment for a localized infection like that is I & d (incision & drainage). You may also need an antibiotic. See your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have an infection in my incision & pus was yellow but it changed to green. What does green signify?

I have an infection in my incision & pus was yellow but it changed to green. What does green signify?

Infection: That usually means you are getting an infection in the incision. Please see your doctor as soon as you can. In the meantime keep changing the bandages, so you can tell if it is getting worse. If it is please go to the emergency room after calling your surgeon. ...Read more

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I have a young groin abcess and it has popped itself and has drained pus the past few days, would I need incision still or would it drain itself out?

I have a young groin abcess and it has popped itself and has drained pus the past few days, would I need incision still or would it drain itself out?

Not certain: An abscess can be loculated - which means it can have different compartments within it. If you pop an abscess - you may or may not have opened up all areas of loculation. That is why surgical incision and drainage is usually required. Please consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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If pus cell level is 2-3, is it infection?

If pus cell level is 2-3, is it infection?

Pyuria: If you are referring to 2-3 white blood cells per high power field in the urine, this is normal for a woman. The numbers of wbcs or other changes in the urinalysis alone, however, is not the best way in which to confirm or exclude the diagnosis of uti. ...Read more

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I am having pus infection. Its painful, do tell me what should I do. I have taken medicine too?

Possible abscess: If you have an infection with pus draining and not improving with antibiotics you may have an abscess that is inadequately drained. Other possibility is that the bacteria causing the infection is resistant to the antibiotics. Check with your physician. ...Read more

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What causes white nasal mucus? Would I know if it was pus caused by an infection?

What causes white nasal mucus? Would I know if it was pus caused by an infection?

Exam: Have the nasal discharge examined by an ENT specialist and have a bacterial culture performed. Do not attempt to diagnose or treat this without a medical workup. ...Read more

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Urine r/m/e report shows albumin: (+), epithelial cell: 3-5/hpf, pus cell: 0-1/hpf. Does it indicate urine infection? I have ckd.

Urine r/m/e report shows albumin: (+), epithelial cell: 3-5/hpf, pus cell: 0-1/hpf. Does it indicate urine infection? I have ckd.

Unclear: The urinalysis results you present are missing the most important markers for uti, that is leukocyte esterase and nitrites. That being said your WBC count isn't elevated. The positive Albumin is likely a consequence of your preexisting ckd. If you have symptoms of a uti, discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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I did urine analysis and I found that I have pus cells 2- 4 and Rbcs 5-7 in urine. Is that indicate to infection? Do I need to do other analysis?

I did urine analysis and I found that I have pus cells 2- 4 and Rbcs 5-7 in urine. Is that indicate to infection? Do I need to do other analysis?

Need culture: You need your urine sent for a culture to see for sure if you have an infection. See your doctor to get a repeat urinalysis and urine culture. ...Read more

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Do I really have an ear infection if no pain or pus?

Do I really have an ear infection if no pain or pus?

Fluid in ear: Many children and adults may have fluid in the middle ear space without pain or pus. This condition properly called "otitis media with effusion" most commonly follows a viral upper respiratory infection such as a common cold. The real question is; do you have a hearing loss? Do you have pressure or fullness? Get a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Does pus help fight infections or not?

Healin: Pus is white blood cells going to the site to heal the infection ...Read more

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Does the presence of pus around a piercing indicate an infection?

Does the presence of pus around a piercing indicate an infection?

Very possible: Pus, swelling, warmth, redness, and pain are all signs of infection. The more of those you have, the more likely you have an infection. ...Read more

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Can pus cells (30-40 HPF) mean HIV infection?

Can pus cells (30-40 HPF) mean HIV infection?

Not HIV. Other STD?: You mean in urine, right? HIV doesn't do this. White blood cells (WBC, "pus cells") in urine usually means bacterial infection. In males, this usually is an STD like gonorrhea or chlamydia, especially if discharge of mucus or pus from the penis, maybe with painful urination. You need medical attention ASAP. Since you're concerned about HIV, include HIV test. But it's not the cause of pus cells. ...Read more

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Does co-trimoxazole keeps effectiveness in pus producing infection?

Question unclear: Pus is a collection of white blood cells and destroyed tissue due to infection. Co-trimoxazole will not function well if the pus is inside an abscess, but if draining, the drug will kill bacteria in the tissues from which the pus is emanating. ...Read more

Pus (Definition)

Pus consists of white blood cells that have "eaten" bacteria and then died. You find pus resulting after an infection has established itself and the pus is a product of the body's immune ...Read more


Groin (Definition)

The region or crease between ...Read more